Join us online this summer, starting in June 2021, to get started increasing your students’ academic literacy. Open to middle school, high school, and college educators of all subject areas.
Professional Learning Events
The Reading Apprenticeship Team has tapped its deep expertise in online professional development to design new learning opportunities to meet educators’ rapidly changing schedules and classroom environments.
Check out our newest offerings which feature synchronous summer intensive experiences followed by professional learning communities during the school year. You will learn how to establish a positive learning culture in the classroom (live or virtual), as well as new ways to get students reading, writing, and analyzing complex texts together (digital and paper). Our expert facilitators will guide collaborative learning and provide substantive feedback along the way. We hope these offerings will be helpful as we collectively face COVID-19, and beyond.
Our newest option is great for instructional coaches, administrators, and teachers of every subject at the middle school, high school, and college levels. The course begins with an online 3-day intensive summer learning kick-off. Explore upcoming dates!
A version of this traditionally in-person/online hybrid offering was redesigned to be available fully online. LCoP is open to higher-ed (university, college, and community or technical college) instructors of any level or subject area whose practice of Reading Apprenticeship is ongoing. Learn more!
With limited funds available for professional learning (PL), especially at the middle and high school level, Reading Apprenticeship staff are often asked how districts fund their programs. Some districts use Title I and II funds, and many double their efforts by also securing local, state, and federal grants. One of the largest sources of federal support for initiatives that include literacy-focused PL is the Striving Readers program.
In 2017, the U.S. Department of Education Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy (SRCL) program awarded more than $364 million dollars to State Education Agencies (SEAs) for multi-year comprehensive education programs that will advance literacy skills for students from birth through grade 12. States complete rigorous planning and application processes, and, if awarded, seek resources and expertise to enact their Striving Reader multi-year plans.
The Strategic Literacy Initiative (SLI) is currently working with SRCL states and districts such as the Maryland State Department of Education and Baltimore County to support their literacy and learning goals. “Efforts like Maryland’s have the best potential to result in positive changes for teachers and students because they are multi-year and systemic,” says SLI Partnership Development Director Sharon Sáez. “Maryland is giving teachers the opportunity to engage in inquiry-based professional learning, with time to practice what they learn, reflect, collaborate and improve with ongoing support from expert facilitators and coaches.”
Contact us today to explore how Reading Apprenticeship can support and inform teaching and learning in your schools.